Argentina Knock Paraguay for Six in Copa America


Argentina now have the chance to add a third Copa America trophy to their cabinet, while spoiling the party for tournament hosts Chile, who are attempting to win their first-ever Copa America.

Played out in the early hours of Wednesday morning (BST), Argentina stunned in yesterday’s matches by cruising past Paraguay with a stunning 6-1 victory.

Man Utd defender Marcos Rojo opened the scoring for La Albiceleste after just 15 minutes, with another added by PSG midfielder Javier Pastore on 27 minutes.

Lucas Barrios then caused concern for Argentina and their fans by dragging the score back to 2-1 after 43 minutes. After all, Paraguay did come from two behind to hold Argentina to a draw in their opening group game.

Argentina then claimed the second half in rampant form through goals from Ángel Di María (two), Sergio Agüero, and Gonzalo Higuaín. Leo Messi finally brought Argentina together by delivering three assists.